Affordable Housing In Brown County
Minnesota

11 Low Income Apartment Communities In Brown County

Carrie Lawn Apartments

1404 S German St
New Ulm, MN
$600-650
1-2 BR
HCV Welcome

Meadowview Townhomes

320 6th Ave SE
Sleepy Eye, MN
$550-625
2-3 BR
HCV Welcome

Sunrise Manor

500 Remmele St SW
Sleepy Eye, MN
Subsidized

Linderhof Park Apartments

1100 16th St N
New Ulm, MN
Subsidized

Saint Michaels Housing

500 N State St
New Ulm, MN
HCV Welcome

Ross Park Apartments

313 4th Ave SE
Sleepy Eye, MN

Comfrey Development

213 Broad St S
Comfrey, MN
Subsidized

West Prairie Scattered

425 Prairie St W
Cottonwood, MN

Broadway Haus Scattered

300 N Broadway St
New Ulm, MN

River View Estates

2412 N Broadway St
New Ulm, MN
HCV Welcome

Housing Authorities that serve Brown County

Housing Authority Programs
New Ulm Economic Development Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing

Other Housing Authorities located in Brown County

Housing Authority Programs
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Sleepy Eye Public Housing

Guide To Affordable Housing in Brown County, Minnesota

There are 11 low income housing apartment communities offering 398 affordable apartments for rent in Brown County, Minnesota. Brown County features 283 low income apartments with rental assistance where households typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent. Additionally, there are 115 other low income apartments that don't provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Brown County.

Sourced from federal housing data and AffordableHousingOnline.com research.

Brown County, MN Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 11
Total Low Income Apartments 398
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 283
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 22.26%
Average Renter Household Size 1.84
Average Household Size 2.27
Median Household Income $52,598 ±$2,042
Median Rent $606 ±$24
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 36.77% ± 5.63pp
Total Population 25,391

Population and Household Demographics

Brown County is a County in Minnesota with a population of 25,391. There are 10,679 households in the county with an average household size of 2.27 persons. 22.26% of households in Brown County are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Brown County

The median gross income for households in Brown County is $52,598 a year, or $4,383 a month. The median rent for the county is $606 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Brown County, a household making less than $2,020 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 36.77% of households who rent are overburdened in Brown County.1

Area Median Income In Brown County

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

In Brown County, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $74,800

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Brown County

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for Brown County HUD Rental Assistance in Brown County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,750 $18,000 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $26,200 $29,950 $33,700 $37,400 $40,400 $43,400 $46,400 $49,400
80% of Median $41,900 $47,900 $53,900 $59,850 $64,650 $69,450 $74,250 $79,050
Low Income Housing Tax Credits in Brown County

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program aims to create affordable rental housing for low and very low income families.

From 1995 to 2005, 4 low income apartment communities containing 110 rental apartments have been constructed and made affordable to low income persons in Brown County by the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

If your income is less than 60% of the Area Median Income (AMI), you should not expect to pay more than the rent value for a unit in the table below. However, Affordable apartment communities that receive funding through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program may have rental units that are not subject to income and rent limits.

Rent limits for the LIHTC Program are determined so that a household making the maximum income for the expected household size of the unit would only pay 30% of their income for rent.

Income Qualifications for Low Income Housing Tax Credit Apartments in Brown County

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
50% of Median $26,200 $29,950 $33,700 $37,400 $40,400 $43,400 $46,400 $49,400
60% of Median $31,440 $35,940 $40,440 $44,880 $48,480 $52,080 $55,680 $59,280

For example, the expected household size for a two bedroom apartment is 3 people. Using the table above, the maximum income for a 3 person household at 60% of the AMI in Brown County is $40,440 a year, or $3,370 a month. To determine the maximum rent in the table below we multiply the monthly maximum income, $3,370 by 30% to get a maximum rent of $1,011 a month.

Rent for units in the LIHTC Program include a utility allowance which is determined by the average monthly cost of utilities paid directly by residents. This allowance has not been subtracted from the rents in the table below. These utility allowances are set on a property by property basis.

% of AMI Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed 3 Bed 4 Bed 5 Bed
50% $655 $702 $843 $973 $1,085 $1,198
60% $786 $842 $1,011 $1,167 $1,302 $1,437
Fair Market Rents in Brown County

Fair Market Rents, often abbreviated as FMR, can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Notably, Fair Market Rents are used to establish the payment standards for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, maximum rents in HOME financed rental projects and initial rents for Section 8 project based assistance.

2020 Fair Market Rents
Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
$465 $573 $714 $890 $967

Cities In Brown County

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City Listings Served By
New Ulm 5 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves New Ulm is the New Ulm Economic Development Authority.
Springfield 1
Hanska 0
Sleepy Eye 3 The HUD funded Public Housing Agency that serves Sleepy Eye is the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Sleepy Eye.
Comfrey 1
Albin 0
Bashaw 0
Burnstown 0
Cobden 0
Cottonwood 1
Eden Township 0
Evan 0
Home 0
Lake Hanska 0
Leavenworth 0
Linden 0
Milford 0
Mulligan 0
North Star 0
Prairieville 0
Searles 0
Sigel 0
Stark 0
Stately 0